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Oil Imports

Volume 885: debated on Thursday 30 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy what tonnage of crude oil and refined products was imported into the United Kingdom during 1973 to produce the 16·6 million tons consumed motor spirit and 5·5 million tons consumed derv; what percentage of total oil imports these figures represent; and what are the most recently available comparable figures.

According to figures provided by the United Kingdom petroleum industry the quantities of crude oil, motor spirit, gas/diesel oil and other petroleum products imported in 1973 together

1973
Crude and ProcessMotor SpiritGas/Diesel OilOther Products
Arrivals113·63·31·512·7
Shipments3·21·26·78·5
Net arrivals110·42·1-5·24·2
Refinery throughput112·5
Refinery output14·627·462·3
Inland deliveries16·7(Derv 5·6) (Other 14·9)60·6
1974
Crude and ProcessMotor SpiritGas/Diesel OilOther Products
Arrivals……111·73·00·810·4
Shipments1·40·96·66·6
Net arrivals110·32·1-5·83·8
Refinery throughput109·6
Refinery output14·327·260·6
Inland deliveries16·2(Derv 5·4) (Other 13·4)56·3
Note: Some of the figures for 1974 are partly estimated.